Charlemagne DrakosAlias |
Silver DragonAge |
A young man of English descent, Charlemagne stands roughly six feet tall, with dark brown hair, sometimes stricken with silver tips, with a thin build, more berefit of his original intended lifestyle, which works against the image he presents as a dragon. He is often dressed in suits, but when in areas where his form may change without warning, he tends to wear clothing that can be easily discarded. Despite the raw power of his dragon form, he carries a saber, disguised via a cane its hidden within, with a toxin to its edge(to be explored), along with other weapons that would allow him to avoid revealing his true self.Notoriety |
UnknownDanger Level/Variant Type |
Class 3 Type 3 MetaphoricAbilities |
Dragonic Form - Due to his mutation, Charles is capable of changing from a normal, bipedal form, to that of a silver scaled quadruped dragon, with a third pair of limbs that take the form of two wings. Compared to his roughly six feet tall human self, at the shoulder as a dragon, he stands about ten feet, with a wing span of roughly twenty feet, and a body that reaches well over forty feet, due to the length of his neck and tail. The tail itself acts as a sort of "fifth" lower limb, as it can be used to attack, albeit requiring some complex body movement to enable. Unlike the dragons of yore, Charles doesn't seem to be capable of breathing any sort of attack, but gains a significant strength boost, capable of flipping and crushing cars with ease, withstanding most forms of conventional ammunition below armor piercing and certain high calibur weapons. He is capable of limited flight in this form, but is better off gliding. Dim light becomes as broad day light, and lightless nights become like dim, and he can also shift to heat vision. While durable, the insides of his leg joints could be targeted. Under the wrong conditions, the form can be trigered from stress, or anger, resulting in hints via parts of his body starting to undergo shifts, before fully transforming.
Bestial Hunger - A side effect of the transformation, that lingers to a degree when out of this form, Charles becomes a far more "savage" being, targeting both animals and lifeforms that he doesn't know in search of food. This has caused him some trouble, but also has resulted in a higher metabolism, requiring him to eat far more and more regularly than the average person.
Dragon's Greed - Another side effect, Charles is cursed with a lust for material wealth, which, while notorious among his family, has reached degrees his family is only too happy to take care of. It is not money he desires, but the treasures of the world, from rare weapons, to precious gems with famous histories, to artwork by famous artists, or little known. If he sees it, and he wants it, he will have it. This works against him, as while he can contain it to a degree in human form, in dragon form, his focus becomes singleminded, where he will chase his goal until he has it. Curiously, he has no interest in beautiful women, like most dragons when in his form. Not to say he doesn't have a fancy for the femimine, merely that he doesn't desire it to absurd levels.
Dragon's Blood - The final notable size effect, the more he finds himself in a dragon's form, the more his human form gains traits of his dragonic side. Currently, the effects are minimal, with his nails on hands and feet growing far faster than the average human, in the form of talons, his green eyes gaining flecks of gold, and his teeth becoming slightly sharper. There are concerns that if he changes one too many times in too short a window, he'll become trapped in the form forever, and thus be unable to undo things. But who knows.
Trenchcoat - Simple, lets him hide more of his transformation before it triggers. The ones Charles wears are specially designed to tear along specific points, allowing the items to be easily fixed when he transforms. Hidden pockets allow him to pull out all sorts of items, whatever benefits him at a given moment.Armament/Equipment |
Cane Sword - A Gentleman's weapon, that comes with a dangerous toxin along its edge, that while non-lethal, paralyzes the body of whoever it gets into the blood stream of within a few minutes. The more exposure, the better. This may have no effect on variants, but it is tried and true on humans. Designed to protect himself should a scuffle break out, its honestly more a hassle than anything else.
Stress Monitor - Placed on a harness around his body, the device monitors various conditions that would allow the family to know when Charles may be about to change, and take action.
Assorted knives and hand guns - Self-explantory.
[Temperament & Lifestyle]
Generally kind, self-indulgent. Slight hints of wanderlust, prone to spending money regularly. Not the pickest of eaters, but primarily feeds cheap and easily acquired food.Affiliation |
Independent, Drakos SyndicatePersonality/Habits |
When able, Charlemagne is a kind, affable fellow, gifted at acting, able to charm most with ease. The reality of course is that he is a cunning, calculating young man, who does what he can to make the most of the negatives of what his family calls a "dangerous gift." But beneath this, is the hunger and pride of a dragon, who has taken to calling himself a "modern Smaug" in private. A struggle between the civilized, and the nature of the beast, is something that haunts him regularly.Occupation/Trade |
Travel Writer, The Family BusinessSkills/Talents |
Critical Writer, Marksmanship, gifted intelligence, standard self-defense training, extensive aviation knowledge.Family |
The Drakos Family
Mavros Drakos - Father
Invidia Drakos - Older Sister
Faith Drakos - Younger SisterBackground |
The Drakos Family. A crime syndicate so well setup that almost all efforts to uncover the full extent of their criminal empire isn't worth the dangers that come with trying to follow the clues. With tendrils connecting to them to numerous world powers, over the past two centuries, the family has become less a true "family," and more a sort of corporation, with different branches handling different matters, but all answering to the core. The branch Charlemagne was born into was more political than the others, his other father being a senator, with it being expected that Charlemagne, due to being born in the United Kingdom, would become a member of Paliament, advancing the family's interests, as they wished to acquire coal holdings in the country. Publicly, the Drakos referred to their main business "Drakos Energy and Mining," as exactly that, an energy and mining corporation that seeked to push mankind further and further into the future. Overlooking the fact that much of their initial wealth not obtained from their almost robber baron antics, were in fact, born of dirty dealings, and blood.
And yes, Charles would have gladly gone along with it, if not for the discovery he was a variant. Most people would be ashamed to have a son who was born a variant, but in the eyes of his father, and by extension the rest of the family, especially the core, it was a gift. Variants to them, were simply another tool in their arsenal. Some that were publicly recorded, some who were unknowns, due to their work being...less than stellar. Due to this problem however, given that his Variant trait would make it difficult to be a political man unless actions were taken, it was decided to move Charles to directly assisting in the "family business," using his own love of travel as a way to cover up the bodies he left behind every time he transformed. In reality, his travel trips were always to locations where the family had holdings. And now, he's come to New Haven, perhaps checking on a shell company, or expanding operations, but as one says, its only a matter of time before the bodies start to show up again.